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dmfalk

Inkbunny is not just about cub art...

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Some might wonder why I, and so many others, have moved from FA to Inkbunny-- Yes, it was over the cub porn issue, but there was so much more to it....

Inkbunny has few restrictions, little of which affect me... In fact, there's not too much different between FA and Inkbunny, except for better filters, particularly keyword filtering, something FA has promised for years, never delivering.

Both, however, are furry sites, with a very broad focus. And both are admined by furs, some of which have cub interests. This doesn't make them cub sites, but, up to the recent AUP change on FA, both were cub-friendly. This was a good thing.

I admit, I have an interest in cub porn, for my own reasons, that I really don't want or need to get into. I've also written cub porn- Namely, my two "infamous" Tiny Toons sex stories. I had good reason to bug out of FA, not just because I don't like censorship-- I don't! I'm a firm supporter of First Amendment rights, and even the stuff I find icky, I'll defend to the very death their rights to create and post it.

What, however, pissed me off about what happened on FA....

...and the thing that sets it apart from Inkbunny, considering both were in the same position....

Was that FA panicked.

For that, Kudos to the Inkbunny staff for being cool-headed, and actually attempt a constructive solution without resorting to restricting its users' rights in any way.

But I will reiterate-- Inkbunny isn't just a cub site- It's a furry site that, just like FA was, it's cub-friendly. And I'm not here just for the cub porn. I'm here because Inkbunny didn't panic, and will prosper because of it.

d.m.f.
(idly pondering cute squirrel girls in panties....)
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Added: 7 years, 9 months ago
 
sammm
7 years, 9 months ago
" because I don't like censorship-- I don't! I'm a firm supporter of First Amendment rights, and even the stuff I find icky, I'll defend to the very death their rights to create and post it" I for one, agree. If you allow someone to take down a picture they don't like then where does it stop? If you don't like something, DON'T LOOK AT IT. But don't tell me I can't. to all artists out there   create what you want. Don't let anyone tell you "you can't" btw... I would love to see your squirrels.
dmfalk
7 years, 9 months ago
*grin* If only I could draw, you'd see lots of squirrels (and mice, bunnies, skunks and leptictidiums) in panties... :) All the art you see here was drawn by others, but if I get an inspiration to write something, you'll see it here. :)

While this site does indeed have bans (human/furry & human/animal in a sexual context), like I said, what led to my decision to move to Inkbunny was the fact the admins here didn't panic, like FA did. This will be VERY important in the survivability of both sites, because FA is taking the path that will actually cost them much more-- A loss of many thousands of dollars, because AlertPay's not going to be "nice" and let them have their money-- They have a horrible reputation as it is, stealing users' money, and FA's acting incredibly naiive, thinking dropping only cub is going to woo a new payment service (or AlertPay back)... It might even result in FA selling off assets (servers, etc.) to survive, or even worse, three other options, all meaning the end of FA:

1: Sell to another entity, ie: Inkbunny
2: File bankruptcy
3: Just fold up and go bye-bye.

It might seem ironic, but the best chance for FA's survival depends on inkbunny, providing Inkbunny's own in-house payment service goes live, and becomes open to other sites, particularly in the furry community.

But since every AUP FA has issued over the last 2+ years has been progressively restrictive, I don't see that changing anytime soon.

As many on FA are celebrating the cub ban, many don't realise FA's survivability doesn't hinge on its bans, but on its finances, and that some subtantial money keeping FA afloat has actually come from the cubfur community.

I just don't see FA surviving this in the long term, and perhaps only be around for a year or two more, if they're lucky. The analogy of FA and the Titanic, I would say, is accurate-- FA hit an iceberg, and it's only a matter of time when FA won't recover from it.

d.m.f.
sammm
7 years, 9 months ago
"but the best chance for FA's survival depends on inkbunny, providing Inkbunny's own in-house payment service goes live, and becomes open to other sites, particularly in the furry community."

This would be great..Hope it works.  

I would hope we as a community could just get along.

I love watching the front page to see all the new stuff as it is
posted. Why would we want to mess it up?  The more I get
to see, the better I like it.

dmfalk
7 years, 9 months ago
There is, of course, no guarantee that Inkbunny and FA will make a deal over a payment system; I'm only saying that should Inkbunny offer it to FA, it'll save FA from total collapse.

It would be nice if the furry community could get along with itself, but as we've seen, too many want to ostracise the fringe elements of our fringe community, they themselves don't see just how on the fringe furry really is.

I'm glad to be here to see Inkbunny evolve and mature into a worthy site. :) I truly hope the best success for Inkbunny, because I want to see furry at its best potential, not hiding away from things, just because they're not socially acceptable.

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 9 months ago
Ignoring for the moment of whether enjoying cub porn is aberrant or not, all those FurAffinity celebrating the banishment of cub porn (often with malicious glee it seems to me, and I'm not a fan of the stuff myself) is definitely aberrant behavior.  It's aberrant because they are causing unnecessary pain to others and reveling in it.  (There is a difference between being happy something has been banned and rubbing the noses of its fans in it.)
dmfalk
7 years, 9 months ago
That's what makes it all the more sad.... :(

They're more concerned with being glad the cubfurs are leaving in lifeboats than the fact that the HMS FurAffinity is listing from its iceberg-inflicted wound...

d.m.f.
ruink
7 years, 9 months ago
they said it was about site funding, but the real reason was legal issues.  the reason you came here, like many others, it that expressive freedom is welcome here where it is now, "outlawed" to an extent in FA.  but we have our own reasons.
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